About Derby SENDIASS

Free, confidential, impartial information, advice and support for parents, children and young people up to the age of 25 about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Do you need our help?

Parents

  • Are you finding it hard to get your voice heard?
  • Do you need someone impartial and confidential to talk to about the
    support your child or young person receives?
  • Do you need information about education, health or social care
    systems in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision?
  • Do you need support in discussions with your child’s school or Local
    Authority?
  • Has you child or young person been excluded or at risk of exclusion
    from school or on a part time timetable?

Children and Young People

  • Do you need some more information to help make decisions
    and choices around education, health and social care?
  • Do you need someone to talk to about the difficulties you
    are experiencing?

We can provide you with impartial information and advice suited to your
specific needs as well as guiding you through the SEND processes
and procedures. We’re here to help when you’re not sure of something,
including:

  • The law on SEND, health and social care
  • Personal budgets
  • Requesting Education Health Care Plans (EHCP) – formerly statutory
    assessment
  • The Local Offer (what is available in Derby)
  • Transition Post 16
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Resolving disagreements
  • Exclusions and part time timetables from school
  • Face-to-face support and advice*
  • Support in attending meetings and school visits*
  • Signposting to other organisations

*Dependent on availability

Independent Support

We can support you through the Educational Health Care (EHC) Plan Needs Assessment.

There is help for:

  • Families from the point they request an EHC Needs Assessment
  • Families of children and young people moving from a Statement of
    Special Educational Needs to an EHC plan
  • Young people with learning disability assessment, who are requesting an EHCP

Make an Enquiry

If you would like any further information or support please get in touch.

How Did We Do?

We try to provide the information, advice and support that you need.

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